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Euston Station Clock LWA

£249.95

The station was designed by the architect Philip Hardwick, built by William Cubitt and opened on 20 July 1837 with just two platforms. It was the headquarters and terminus of the the London and Birmingham Railway.

This fine time piece captures the very essence of an age gone by. This station clock features a unique distressed dial, hand grained engineered wood case, metal hands,  glass lens and high quality quartz battery powered movement.  

Description

Euston Station, a landmark in London’s transportation history, boasts a rich and fascinating past. It was the first inter-city railway terminal in the capital, forever changing how Londoners travelled and interacted with the rest of the country.

Early Beginnings (1830s-1840s):

  • 1831: The site for Euston Station was chosen by George and Robert Stephenson, engineers of the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR).
  • 1837: On July 20th, the station officially opened, marking a significant milestone in railway development. The initial structure, designed by Philip Hardwick, featured two platforms and a distinctive Doric Arch entrance.
    Image of Euston Station in 1837Euston Station in 1837
  • 1839: Two grand hotels, the Euston and Victoria, flanked the station entrance, catering to the growing number of passengers.
  • 1846-1849: The station underwent its first major expansion, reflecting the L&BR’s increasing success. The iconic Great Hall, with its vast train shed, replaced the original platform covers.
  • Image of Euston Station Great HallEuston Station Great Hall

    19th century: Euston Station became a vital hub for travel and commerce, serving as the London terminus for the London and North Western Railway (LNWR), one of the largest railway companies in Britain.

  • Early 20th century: The station witnessed the arrival of electric trains and continued to play a crucial role in transporting troops and supplies during World War I and World War II.
  • 1960s: A major redevelopment project saw the demolition of the Victorian-era station buildings and the construction of the current, modernist structure. This controversial decision aimed to modernize the station and accommodate the electrification of the West Coast Main Line.
    Image of Euston Station todayEuston Station today

Present Day and Future:

  • 21st century: Euston Station remains one of London’s busiest railway stations, serving over 40 million passengers annually. It connects the capital to major cities in the north and west of England, Scotland, and Wales.
  • Future plans: Ongoing redevelopment projects aim to expand the station’s capacity and improve passenger facilities, ensuring its continued significance in London’s transportation network.

Euston Station’s history is intricately linked to the evolution of London and the broader story of railway travel in Britain. From its humble beginnings as the first inter-city terminal to its modern incarnation as a major transport hub, the station has played a pivotal role in shaping the city’s landscape and connecting people for over 180 years. Enjoy our modest contribution to this history with fine reproduction railway clock.

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